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Bees under bombardment: New report shows multiple factors behind pollinator losses Bees under bombardment: New report shows multiple factors behind pollinator losses
09/ 03/ 2011
A new UNEP report shows that bee colonies worldwide are under threat, with serious implications for biodiversity and food security. Habitat loss, air pollution, crop spraying and the widespread use of insecticides are some of the key factors behind the decline.
Coordinating global action to combat desertification Coordinating global action to combat desertification
04/ 03/ 2011
Desertification, land degradation and drought affect over one and a half billion people in more than 110 countries
Get onboard for World Environment Day 2011! Get onboard for World Environment Day 2011!
02/ 03/ 2011
Celebrated every year on 5 June, WED aims to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment. This year's events will take place in India under the theme, 'Forests: Nature at Your Service'.
75% of world's coral reefs under threat, new analysis finds 75% of world's coral reefs under threat, new analysis finds
24/ 02/ 2011
A new comprehensive analysis finds that 75 percent of the world's coral reefs are currently threatened by local and global pressures
European Commission and UNEP Announce New Partnership to Catalyze Green Economy European Commission and UNEP Announce New Partnership to Catalyze Green Economy
23/ 02/ 2011
A wide-ranging new partnership aimed at furthering sustainable development in the 21st century was announced today by the European Union's (EU) Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik and UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.
India named Global Host of World Environment Day 2011 India named Global Host of World Environment Day 2011
22/ 02/ 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that India, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world that is embracing the process of a transition to a Green Economy, will be for the first time ever the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on 5 June.
Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex
22/ 02/ 2011
The European Commission, Government of Kenya and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are set to announce a major new partnership to assist in the restoration of part of the Mau Forest Complex.
Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex
22/ 02/ 2011
Today's new cooperative statement, outlining a strategic partnership covering European Union funding from the European Commission (EC) to UNEP up to 2013, identifies key areas of joint activities including under the European Union's "Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy".
Fertilizer and plastic pollution are main emerging issues in 2011 UNEP Year Book Fertilizer and plastic pollution are main emerging issues in 2011 UNEP Year Book
17/ 02/ 2011
Massive amounts of phosphorus, a valuable fertilizer needed to feed a growing global population, are being lost to the oceans as result of inefficiencies in farming and a failure to recycle wastewater.
Preparing for Tomorrow's World Preparing for Tomorrow's World
03/ 02/ 2011
The timely issue of how national governments make decisions for a changing climate is the topic of the latest World Resources Report (WRR)

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